Whether it's in your room or in our cafeteria, the food you eat while at Mount Nittany Medical Center is created with attention to nutritional and culinary detail.
We provide three meal services a day for inpatients, visitors and staff at Mount Nittany Medical Center. With this responsibility, we've made a commitment to providing meals that are fresh, healthy, delicious and beautifully presented.
While many hospitals sacrifice quality for cost and buy over-processed products, Mount Nittany Medical Center has made a commitment to preparing fresh meals. About 90 percent of our meals are made from scratch, and that includes choices that will satisfy any palate—everything from comfort foods like meatloaf and stews to gourmet soups and salads.
All of our produce is certified organic and in the future, we plan to offer even fresher ingredients by growing them right on site with a certified organic garden. Fresh food tastes the best, and cooking with organic products is important to us since our patients often already have compromised immune systems.
Inpatients enjoy meal choices customized to their health needs: each patient receives a menu with options that reflect his or her dietary needs, whether that's gluten-free, vegetarian, low sodium or any other specific meal plan.
We believe that the high quality of our food should be complemented by high quality presentation, and sophistication doesn't need to be sacrificed for functionality.
In pursuit of that goal, we designed a tray service for our inpatients that defies the status quo. Each inpatient meal is served on a distinctive display tray, complete with china and stainless steel pitchers. From providing a full pitcher of coffee or hot water for tea instead of just one small cup to making sure a full inventory of condiments is printed on your menu so you get exactly what you want, we delve into the details of superior service.
A Healthy Environment
We also care about the health of the environment, which is why we've made the switch to using biodegradable Greenware in the Café. These cups, lids and containers are made from plants that can be replenished naturally within a year instead of petroleum-based plastics.
In addition to expanding our recycling effort (currently in place in the Café) to The Nittany Grill, we hope to start a composting effort soon. Additionally, our menus are printed on 100 percent recycled paper.
Where to Eat
For hospital employees, visitors and anyone spending their meal hour at the Medical Center, you can enjoy a full meal at Mount Nittany Health.
The Medical Center Café, located on the ground floor, is open daily from 6:00 am - 7:00 pm.
- Hot Breakfast: 7:00 am
- Lunch/Dinner: 10:30 am
- Employee Night Shift Meal: 2:30 am - 4:15 am
The Café offers hot entrees, seasonal soups, a deli counter and a fresh salad bar, as well as an assortment of fruits, breakfast items, hot sandwiches, pizza, chips, pretzels, and beverages. We also have ice cream novelties, sugar-free and lactose free ice cream, fresh baked cookies, gourmet desserts and cakes, and gluten free offerings.
The Nittany Grill, located on the first floor in the main hallway of the Medical Center, serves meals and snacks all day:
- Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Breakfast is served all day, and we offer Daily Specials and Soups and Made to Order sandwiches and salads. We are famous for our milkshakes and serve homemade pies, gourmet desserts, fresh fruit cups, and an assorted beverage selection. The Nittany Grill offers fresh steamed cappuccinos, lattes, and brewed espresso from our espresso machine.